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Pascal and Stefan became PASTE

So that the shin guards no longer slip!

Whether professional or amateur, all footballers have one stubborn opponent in common: slipping shin guards! The two buddies Pascal Kümmert and Stefan Niedermeier have declared war on slipping shin guards with their innovation. The two have been friends for over 15 years and are now close friends. At some point, they both realized that they also complement each other well in business.

They have combined their respective expertise to create an innovative product: Non-slip shin guard holders. They combine the elasticity and adhesive strength of silicone with a shape that is adapted to the anatomy of the human calf. In doing so, they present soccer players around the world with an effective trick against an annoying common opponent: constantly slipping shin guards.

Why shin guard holders?

Pascal and Stefan have a lot in common. Both have been passionate about soccer since childhood, even playing for the same club. While Pascal reliably guards the goal, Stefan goes on the offensive and attacks the opponent's net. Their roles on the pitch can also be transferred to their business interactions.

Pascal is the safe bank with the necessary expert knowledge of product development. Stefan is a passionate salesman and goes on the attack with his concentrated professional experience. The two complement each other not only on the pitch, but also in business. The two also share a common dream: they wanted to found a company together

One evening, the best buddies sit together as they often do and philosophize

As if by chance, they came across the topic of shin guards. The fact that they always slip has long been a thorn in their side. Pascal, who has been working with silicone for years and has already accompanied several product launches, explains the idea behind PASTE® for the first time that evening.

The question immediately pops into their heads: How can we market and sell this?

Both were so taken with the idea that they immediately threw themselves into product development. Initially, teammates ran with the prototypes of the start-up company's "Grip Tape". "Our teammates kept giving us tips and advice on what still needed to be changed," says Stefan Niedermeier, looking back. Feedback forms were diligently filled out so that suggestions could be incorporated into product development.

Finally, after intensive development work, the time had come and the PASTE® Grip Tapes went into series production.

The high-quality products are produced in Germany, true to the "Made in Germany" quality seal. At present, the grip tapes from PASTE® are available in nine different colors, covering the majority of possible club colors.

The practical straps are perfectly adapted to the shape of the calf.

Their diameter is smaller at the bottom than further up, which is referred to as a conical geometry. The material used is high-quality silicone, which is extremely elastic and adheres to almost all surfaces. This adhesive strength is reinforced by the smooth inside of the shin guard holders. The holders are band-shaped and therefore self-contained. This guarantees that they will not open during the game. The grip tapes can be applied up to an inner diameter of 30 cm.

To put them on, simply stretch them out and pull them over the foot to the desired position, position them once and concentrate on the essentials for 90 minutes.

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